Roman Myths

Lesson 18

Essential Task

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Objective

Describe the central message of “Romulus and Remus” and how it is conveyed through key details.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm  — “Romulus and Remus”

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

What is the central message of the story? How does the author use key details to convey the central message?

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.2 — Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.6

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

W.3.10